The jury for the Klocker Foundation is nominated for five years by the board of directors. They nominate the prize winners, suggest a purchase each year and suggest candidates for scholarship.
The jury chosen on May 8th, 2018 consists of:
The jury is constituted by the board of directors. The jury's recommendations are in confidence, and the final decision is announced by the foundation.
Dr. Benedikt Erhard
Department of Culture at the Federal state of Tyrol
Martin Gostner, Düsseldorf, Innsbruck
1957 in Innsbruck. Studies with Arnulf Rainer and Max Weiler at Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. Since 2004 Professor for Sculpture at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Various international exhibitions and solo shows, e.g. at Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne; Secession, Vienna; Neue Galerie Graz; Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck; Museum Folkwang, Essen; Ar/ge Kunst Galerie Museum, Bolzano; projects in the series of „Erkerkultur“, e.g. at Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; Alhambra, Granada; Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii. de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Gostner
Elsy Lahner, Vienna
1975. Independent curator and organizer of various exhibition projects and series since 2005 (including „Space Invasion“, „Into Position“, „Next Reality“, „Le Choix de Paris“). Co-founder of the off-space „das weisse haus“ in 2007 and its director until 2011. Curator-in-residence at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna 2008/2009. Curator of Contemporary Art at the Albertina in Vienna since August 2011. www.albertina.at
Thomas Trummer, Bregenz
1967 in Bruck an der Mur. 1996-2006 Curator for Contemporary Arts at Österreichische Galerie Belvedere. 2006-2007 „Hall Curatorial Fellow“, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut. 2007-2011 project director at Siemens Arts Programme and Siemens Stiftung, Munich. 2010 Visiting Scholar, MIT, Cambridge, MA. 2011-2012 exhibition „Vor dem Gesetz“ (with Kasper König), Museum Ludwig Cologne. 2012-2015 Director Kunsthalle Mainz. Since 2015 Director Kunsthaus Bregenz (KUB). kunsthaus-bregenz.at